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The Speculist Manifesto, Best of TWT

The Speculist Manifesto (The Short Version): The Human Imperative is improvement of the human condition. Throughout human (and pre-human) history, we have worked to increase human intelligence and…

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Jim Elvidge, The Universe — Solved! Best of TWT

Jim discusses his book, The Universe — Solved! What if reality isn’t really what you think it is? What if our world was just a big video game?…

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Past Futures and Weird Futures, Best of TWT

[This show first aired April 21 2008. The live program experienced technical difficulties, some of which have been edited out.] Phil Bowermaster, Stephen Gordon, and Michael Darling discuss…

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Mammal-Free Diets and Soylent Green: Future Ethics, Best of TWT

[This show first aired 4/14/2008] Topics Yuri’s night. [Correction: Gagarin was married to Valentina Goryacheva, not Valentina Tereshkova. ] Tales of the Paranormal: “Mutants live in the underworld of…

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Looking to the Far Future, Best of TWT

This program first aired April 7, 2008.] Phil, Stephen, and Michael D. discuss the distant future. Listen close — this MAY be the first show ever to use the phrase “the world transformed” — or at least something like it!

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Wayne Radinsky and Future Salons, Best of TWT

[This show first aired March 30 2008.] Futurist Wayne Radinsky explains the importance of future salons. Wayne became a futurist in 1997 when he was working as a…

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What’s the Brain For? Best of TWT

[This show first aired March 24, 2008.] What’s the brain for? Why is the brain the way it is? What can we do with it that we haven’t…

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Responding to Radical Change

Phil and Stephen  apply the  four basic strategies for / responses to transformation to some of Thomas Frey’s  33  dramatic predictions for the year 2030. Let’s review the four…

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User’s Guide to the Future: Transformation Scenarios

Phil and Stephen continue to outline the kinds of radical change we can expect in coming years with a set of transformation scenarios, including: In the future, everything…

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A User’s Guide to the Future

Phil and Stephen kick off a new year explaining why thinking about the future is important, and why taking action is even more important. If the future is defined…

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The Year in the Future

Phil and Stephen review the top future-making news stories of 2013 and make their predictions for the year 2014 and beyond. Join us: Find Additional Technology Podcasts with…

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World Transformed Meets Singularity Network

The World Transformed presents the November Singularity Network video hangout. PJ Manney, Jason Xu, Stephen Gordon, Philippe Van Nedervelde, Nikola Danaylov and others will be on hand to…

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Making Big Things Happen

We live in what is sometimes called the Age of Possbility, and sometimes the Age of Capability. We have more information, resources, and connections to other people at…

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The Transhumanist Wager

Best-selling author Zoltan Istvan joins Phil and Stephen for a discussion of his widely acclaimed and controversial novel The Transhumanist Wager. This near-future thriller tells the story of a…

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Positive Stories

Giulio Prisco joins Phil and Stephen to talk about optimistic science fiction. Why are fictional views of a better world so important? And why are they so hard…

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Dangerous Visions

This week Phil and Stephen venture out of the comfort zone and talk about some disturbing possibilities for the future. How weird can things get? Unfortunately, the answer…

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Our Thinking Transformed — Best of WT

Your hosts are observing spring break this week, so enjoy this great discussion from 2011:  David Brin, P.J. Manney, and Thomas McCabe talk about how our thinking must…

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How Good Can It Get?

Everybody agrees that things could be better than they are…but how much better? Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon talk about transforming the world into a better place….

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Classical Time Travel Isn’t Practical

Practical Time Travel for Beginners, Part 1 To begin with — for the sake of clarity — I want to distinguish my subject from a related topic with…

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What Are You Scared Of?

An era of profound opportunity can’t help but also be one of tremendous risks.  Climate change. Killer viruses. Economic collapse. Zombie apocalypse. No to mention really bad storms!…

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I Want to Be a Producer!

I have a secret desire Hiding deep in my soul It sets my heart afire To see me in this role I wanna be a producer Lunch at…